- Region Västerbotten is investigating if drones can deliver Covid-19 test kits to people in rural areas.
- Swedish Radio’s local channel in the area, P4 Västerbotten, reports that the region used an aerial drone to fly a test kit from Storuman some 30 kilometers to the east to a house in Gunnarn and back again.
- Project manager Pia Kristiansson is optimistic about the technology but says some kinks still need to be worked out.
Related stories from around the North:
Canada: Rapid response team heading to Old Crow, Yukon, to tackle COVID-19, CBC News
Finland: COVID-19 surge casts shadow over tourism in Finnish Lapland, Yle News
Greenland: New strategy activated to manage COVID-19 outbreak in Upernavik, Greenland, Eye on the Arctic
Iceland: Iceland extends COVID-19 measures for at least two weeks, Eye on the Arctic
Norway: Norway imposes partial pre-Christmas COVID lockdown, The Independent Barents Observer
Sweden: Sweden to introduce new Covid-19 measures on Dec. 8, Eye on the Arctic